The BC College of Oral Health Professionals established under the Health Professions Act, licenses and regulates denturists and the practice of denturism in British Columbia. In order to practice denturism in British Columbia, applicants must complete the registration process, and obtain a license and certificate to practice.
Below is the list and the descriptions of registration classifications for denturists.
Persons in the class of Full may carry out non-surgical intra-oral procedures to make, repair, reline, replace, or furnish complete dentures; reline, replace missing teeth, or make repairs to partial dentures and overdentures; and in accordance with a prescription, make or furnish partial dentures and overdentures.
For more information on how to apply for Full registration, refer to our initial registration page here. >>
Limited registrants are granted with limited registration if certain conditions and requirements are satisfied with respect to the application of BCCOHP.
Persons in the class of Limited (grandfathered) may carry out non-surgical intra-oral procedures to make, repair, reline, replace, or furnish complete dentures and replace teeth, or make repairs to partial dentures and overdentures.
Temporary registrants are registrants with good standing, granted to practise denturism if certain conditions and requirements are met with respect to the application of BCCOHP.
The non-practising registration category is for denturists who currently hold or have held a registration as a full denturist registrant or limited denturist registrant but do not plan to practise for a period of time. Non-practising denturists are not permitted to practise. Note: As a denturist, you may hold a non-practising status indefinitely. However, if you want to regain your practising status, you must meet BCCOHP’s quality assurance requirements.
A student registrant may only perform the services of a practitioner when they are performed under the general supervision of a practitioner, and may only perform intraoral services of a practitioner under the direct supervision of a practitioner.
To learn more on how to apply for student registration, please visit the denturist initial registration page here. >>